Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Of Heart and Mind

Tired and fatigued by all the ramblings of his sundry heart, no one to share them with and feeling after a very long the inadequacy of his mind, Kasper decided to pen his thoughts into the pensieve that this blog seems to have become.

Men are organizations. And like each organization, each Man has many departments for different purposes. This is a story about two of the most critical departments in Men. The department of Heart, which is also sometimes called Instinct or Subconscious depending which school of thought did the Man in question attend. This department is the first point of interpretation of external events and how they affect the Man. Another important department is the department of execution - Mind.

This is story of a particular Man who was known among other Men as Neo.

Heart is a keeper of so many feeling and emotions. There are processes at work there that even the smartest in Mind are unable to decipher. So it is the prerogative of the employees at the Heart to articulate some of the emotional jargon into a language that the employees at the Mind can understand. The honest and sometimes gullible employees at Heart, who know no deceit nor treachery tell the Mind people these secrets with a faith that they (the Mind people) can process them further. Oh, so naive can the Heart employees be sometimes.

Men at the Mind, though lagging the men at the Heart in terms of understanding and processing have a need to establish superiority in all matters. Even those that are under the purview of the heart. A Man finds it impossible to 'move a muscle' until the men at Mind allow. And this control over the physical manifestation of Man has deluded the Mind people to a degree that they are convinced of their superiority in the system.

The heart people are a frustrated lot at times. Though smarter and more capable than their peers at the department of Mind, their strengths are rendered useless because the processes at the Man require them to run all their observations through the mind. And the low processing ability and inefficiency of the men at Mind, causes a lot of data loss and huge lag in their understanding, interpreting the situation, planning the course of action and execution.

This domination of the department of Men has continued for ages and has become the norm. Until one organization decided to challenge this way of running things.


Of Heart and Mind
Kasper | Daily Fiction Chronicle

Wednesday, 20th April: At a board meeting at Neo yesterday in a move that dares to challenge the norms and the way the things are run at Men, it was decided to hand over the reigns of the organization to the department of Heart. The move is done with an expectation to make the system much more efficient. In doing so, Neo's CEO decided that it was best that the department of Heart function independently and need not explain all the observations to the department of Mind. It is believed that this move will not only save a lot of time required to translate the emotional jargon into mental jargon, but also speed up the planning the actions required and execution. The department of mind has been asked to only aid the department of Heart to the best of its ability and ensure that any of its interference in the matters of Heart should not create turbulence or dampen the streamlined processes at Heart.

The CEO believes that the Neo can now achieve the heights it deserves if this move works out. It has in a way stopped belonging to what has conventionally been understood as Men. If successful the organization’s move might usher an age of Neo-Men. It seems as of now that Neo is ready to take flight.


Neeru Sharma said...

Simply great!!
Remarkable observation..analysis... and expression.
I wish Good Luck to Neo and his heart
The struggle is difficult but not impossible!

Grey Inks said...

A very creative and insightful way of putting into words the age old dilemma. If one understands which is superior then he is already on the way to becoming a Neo Man. Great job. You are a thinker from the heart!

Rakshit said...

excellent article man!! :)

Zinque said...

Creative, i knew you to be. Let me add, you've also got style!
Nice read, this.

rjk said...

a neat and engaging way of expressing the muddled up tussle inside one self. really looking forward to the next post of this topic.